- Four new EE Regulations you must know about to be 100% EE compliant and avoid fines of up to R2.7 million
- Most employers don't know about the new Employment Equity (EE) Regulations that came into effect in August last year. They're still trying to get to grips with last year's amended Employment Equity Act (EE Act).
This is unfortunate because EE Regulations are a key part of the recently updated EE Act. The Regulations are the tools you must use to plan and report on employment equity correctly.
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- [11 February 2015]
- Doing an HR audit? Look at these three areas to make sure your HR policies and procedures comply with the new labour laws
- Your HR policies, procedures and practices must comply with labour laws. To make sure they do, you must conduct an HR audit.
If you don't, you're at risk of fines of up to 10% of your turnover and CCMA cases.
Why take this risk when it's so easy to avoid.
Conduct an HR audit and look at these three areas to make sure your HR policies and procedures are in line with the new labour laws.
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- [10 February 2015]
- 'Is there a difference between the amended EE Act and the EE Regulations?'
- Ever since the DoL amended the Employment Equity Act (EE Act) in August last year, employers are asking a lot of questions about it.
After all, they know they only have until 1 April 2015 to comply with all the 26 changes. Or face fines of up to R2.7 million or 10% of turnover.
One thing most employers want to know is if there's a difference between the amended EE Act and the Employment Equ... ››› more
- [10 February 2015]
- Don't pay the DoL up to 10% of your turnover because you committed one of these nine EE Act offences
- Now that the DoL has amended the Employment Equity Act (EE Act), it expects you to comply with it. And it's watching you very closely.
In fact, if it finds that you're committing any of the following nine offences, it will charge you penalties of up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover. What's more, it can even hold you liable for a personal fine of R30 000!
Don't take chances.
Keep re... ››› more
- [05 February 2015]
- Be warned! Using these three 'camouflage recruiting techniques' will open your company up to a fine of R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover
- The Employment Equity Act (EEA) makes it clear that you can't unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly against employees when recruiting.
But what does the act mean by 'directly' and 'indirectly'?
Direct discrimination is when you treat people differently and less favourably because of who they are. And indirect discrimination is when you apply factors which, although seem to be fair an... ››› more
- [23 December 2014]
- [Infographic] Know these four key amendments to the Employment Equity Amendment Act of 2013 or prepare to face huge penalties
- One of the biggest developments in 2014 from a labour law perspective is that the Employment Equity Amendment Act of 2013 came into effect on 1 August.
The aim of the Act is to make sure you implement measures to achieve employment equity in your company.
While the amendments have been with us for some time now, some employers still don't know about them and are at risk of non-compliance fin... ››› more
- [05 December 2014]
- Government departments are abusing affirmative action! Here's how to ensure you're not guilty of the same thing
- 'The Public Service Commission says some government departments are abusing affirmative action by not filling posts when there are no qualified black candidates available,' City Press reports.
In the report, the commission's acting chairperson, Advocate Richard Sizani says, 'the notion of job reservation as part of affirmative action is not correct. It's not allowed, but it's happening and it's... ››› more
- [19 November 2014]
- Be careful what you say in a job advert... You could be disobeying the Employment Equity Act!
- I think I'm starting to sound like a broken record... The Employment Equity Act Amendments this, and the Employment Equity Act that, but it's crucial you know how these changes affect your business! Another way it impacts your business is how you recruit new employees.
And when hiring you need to make sure an employee is 'suitably qualified' and your process is in line with the Employment Equit... ››› more
- [05 November 2014]
- Avoid these two areas of discrimination and you won't pay R2.7 million!
- The Employment Equity Act promotes fair treatment for all workers by removing unfair discrimination. If you're found guilty of unfair discrimination the Department of Labour could fine you up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover.
You might say unfair discrimination is broad. But there are two important areas you need to specifically watch out for.
Keep reading below to see the two areas o... ››› more
- [21 October 2014]
- Revealed: Two legal criteria you must use when selecting suitable job applicants
- Selecting suitable job applicants isn't guess work. You must base your decision on legal criteria as required by the Employment Equity Act (EEA).
If you don't, you could face unfair dismissal claims. This means you could land up at the CCMA. And, if you lose, you'll have to pay someone who wasn't even your employee 24 months' salary!
Since that's a risk you can't afford to take, keep reading... ››› more
- [10 October 2014]
- Avoid paying R2.7 million for not complying with the EEA
- The Department of Labour can fine your company for any non-compliance in terms of employment equity. Fines can range from R1.5 million up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover depending on the offence.
It doesn't matter how profitable your company is, you don't want to pay that much for something you can avoid.
Today I'll show you nine main offences which companies receive fines for. Take... ››› more
- [10 October 2014]
- Government has released the 'Draft Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value' for public comment
- Government is making significant moves on the Employment Equity front.
It recently amended the Employment Equity Act (EEA). Soon after the amended EEA become effective on 1 August 2014, it published new Employment Equity regulations that explain how to implement the EEA in your workplace so you can achieve employment equity.
Now, the latest development is the Department of Labour (DoL) has p... ››› more
- [03 October 2014]